The Farm School’s Program For Visiting Schools is looking for a highly motivated, energized individual who wants to help us give authentic farm experiences to over 1500 middle school students a year while supporting our production vegetable growing operation. The Farm School Program for Visiting Schools hosts two groups of school youth for 2.5 day trips per week and 7 week Summer program. The Garden Farmer Teacher leads youth through every aspect of growing veggies, fruits, flowers, perennials, herbs and growing related things from crop planning, seeding, watering/irrigation, cultivation, disease/pest management, harvest, wash up and pack out for delivery to cover cropping and the care of equipment, growing/cultivation tools, hoop houses and the
greenhouse. Beyond the vegetable work area you will also work alongside youth in all other Program for Visiting School tasks including morning or evening chores, washing dishes, specialized farm courses, evening activities and our summer programs. All of the food produced on the Farm is donated to families facing food insecurity in Boston and our local Athol Orange area.
The role of the Garden Farmer Teacher is to have the foresight and ability to organize your assigned work area in ways that are accessible for youth and allow youth to equally engage, side by side with you, in the core elements of the work area listed above.